World’s only openly gay active pro footballer is concerned for LGBTQ community ahead of Qatar 2022 World Cup bid
Adnan Gazi and his two sisters, Sammi and Amira, are one of the most famous footballers in the world.
But Adnan has no plans to play in Qatar.
“I have this very difficult life, and I have two young daughters, so it is easier for me to stay here,” Adnan told CNN in an interview.
“I have some family here, and I want to give my girls a stable future,” he said.
He won the 2014 World Cup with Morocco and captained the Saudi Arabia squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Adnan Gazi believes it’s hard being a gay man in the world of football.
Adnan Gazi plays for Fenerbahce in Turkey.
He said he wanted to represent his country and “tell the world that they are not wrong. They should look at my life and all the things that I’ve gone through and it’s not a life of a gay man, so I shouldn’t complain about that.”
In a bid to become the first openly gay active player in the history of football, he and his family are going to be part of a tour around Qatar next month.
“Just to tell people in the world that they are wrong, because I know that the government does not accept us,” Adnan told CNN.
“I’m just telling you this because I’m gay and I want to show, that we should be accepted.”
Watch the video posted by Adnan Gazi below.
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